Vistage - CEO Peer Advisory Groups
17,000 CEOs of companies ranging in size from a $1MM to $1BN cannot all be wrong. Through a peer group like Vistage, member get to:
Discuss business issues and opportunities facing them and get honest feedback questioning their assumptions and preventing hubris
Learn from world class speakers
Access to a huge trove of data on the Vistage website and engage with the other 17,000 members
Meet with their chair monthly to discuss current issues and opportunities in their business.
Marc shares his expertise and experience with clients through several avenues through his Vistage Peer Advisory Groups, details of which are below.
Imagine access to 16 fellow CEOs and business owners from a variety of industries who face decisions, opportunities, and challenges like yours … and who understand your business and are committed to your success without bias or vested interest.
The purpose of Vistage is not to provide all the answers, but to challenge your assumptions, stop hubris, and hold you accountable for what you have promised to do. Also it is a place where you can get input and help from others who have been through what you are experiencing.
If this sounds intriguing, Marc invites you to explore membership in his Vistage Peer Advisory Group. Marc is currently working with two groups: 15 successful CEOs are in the Atlanta Group, and 8 successful CEOs are in the Augusta group, profiles of which below. We are seeking a few new members who lead healthy, growing businesses and are dedicated to challenging the status quo.
Membership is by invitation only – and it’s not for everyone. We involve each other in all facets of our businesses – and “question the answers” on strategic topics in a confidential, action-based format that includes thoughtful examination and candid, agenda-free feedback. The monthly forums are strictly confidential and include non-competing experienced executives/owners who rely on each other for wisdom and counsel, with Marc as the primary facilitator. Members find that the mix of participants brings a wide range of perspectives to bear on their specific issues. They find that some members already have “Been there, done that.” And that helps other executives learn from someone else’s experience.
Vistage Works – member companies grow at 2.2x the rate of the D&B average and make better decisions faster and with more confidence while creating sustainable value. Our mutual selection process includes several steps which we can discuss then.
Many CEOs and executives sometimes find themselves in an almost isolated position. While they are experts at building their business, they may not have a close circle of advisors with whom they can speak candidly about their business concerns or explore solutions to problems. Through the Vistage framework, peer executives:
Appreciate the position they are in and the challenges they face
Are not vested in the outcome other than seeing the executive/owner succeed
Will support them through the process
Will hold them accountable to whatever course of action they choose
This kind of open, unrestrained support, under Marc’s experienced guidance, can lead to creative solutions and unexpected outcomes. It opens up the possibilities for success that is beyond the grasp of a single person.
“What to do?” becomes “What to do!” Perspective is broadened; a definite plan of action is determined; progress is checked; and your peers ensure accountability. Marc also meets regularly with each board member for one-on-one coaching.
Here is what some Vistage members have to say about the program:
“Their wisdom gave me the courage and confidence I needed to make the changes that I knew needed to be made”
"The investment I've made both in time and resources clearly paid back during this opportunity."
If you are interested in joining one of the peer advisory boards that Marc is putting together, please fill out the contact form below.
Vistage Group CE 5656 Profile
Members of Vistage CE 5656 run successful companies with $1.0 million - $10 million in revenue. They are committed to maximizing business results and leadership capacity, in themselves and their teams, to realize their goals. We focus on implementing new ideas, capitalizing on opportunities, solving tough challenges, and outperforming the competition and past results. Also, many are putting together their exit plans and considering acquisitions to grow.
Industries include strategy consulting, venture funding, manufacturing, logistics, auto parts, financial services, IT services, construction and e-commerce, SEO, business brokerage, and technology. Members, both men, and women, range in age from 27 to 64. Ten are the founders of their companies. Functional backgrounds include marketing/sales, technology, software, auto, and engineering. We seek members who bring a strong track record of experience and achievement to the table and who continuously seek opportunities to improve their businesses and grow themselves as leaders.
Vistage Group CE 96 Profile
Members of Vistage CE 4478 run successful companies with $8.0 million - $50 million in revenue. They are committed to maximizing business results and leadership capacity, in themselves and their teams, to realize their goals. We focus on implementing new ideas, improving efficiency and effectiveness within the organizations, solving tough challenges, and outperforming the competition.
Industries include manufacturing, construction, real estate management, employee services, pest control and media distribution. Members, both men, and women, range in age from 30 to 55. We seek members who bring a strong track record of experience and achievement to the table and who continuously seek opportunities to improve their businesses and grow themselves as leaders.